When a beach is often described as the best dog beach in the pet-friendly city of San Diego, you can be sure that it's well and truly worth checking out. Coronado Dog Beach, also known as Coronado North Beach, is a paw-some and popular spot where dogs can indulge in endless hours of off-leash beach fun.
This spectacular beach is leash-free all year round and is open 24 hours a day, so your dog can feel the sand between their paws whenever they want. It's also a favorite location for many local dog owners and their four-legged fur kids, so if you're looking to make some new friends (whether human or canine), this is the place to do it.
There's a wide stretch of sand where your furry friend can run free, while they're also more than welcome to splash around in the ocean. You can join them if you want, but if you'd prefer to just sit back and let your dog enjoy being a dog for a while, that's fine as well. In fact, you'll find plenty of fascinating scenery to take in, from the historic Hotel del Coronado looking down south to the Point Loma skyline off to the north.
Coronado Dog Beach is a clean and beautiful off-leash area, so make sure you keep it that way by making use of the doggy clean-up resources provided. There's also a shower station so you can rinse the sand off your pooch before hopping back in the car.
The off-leash area is clearly signposted, so make sure you abide by all the relevant rules. This includes keeping your dog on a leash in the parking lot and until you reach the designated off-leash area — a rule that's strictly enforced.
After that, all that's left to do is hit the beach and have a ball!